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2 hrs ago | ABC News

School Sorry for Making Special Ed Kids Sort Trash

Parents of special education students in a Southern California city say they were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity.

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5 hrs ago | KFVS12

Teen birth rate has dropped dramatically in last two decade

U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.

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Related Topix: Teenagers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Human Sexuality

9 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

Police: Kids, adults held hostage after robbery

At least one robbery suspect held two children and two adults hostage for a second day Wednesday inside a suburban Chicago home as authorities continued round-the-clock negotiations with the alleged perpetrator, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Kids, Harvey, IL, Cook County, IL

13 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

The babysitter costs HOW much?

It seems like a parental dream: A college-educated babysitter shows up, leads your kids through homework, dinnertime and a masterpiece art project, cleans the house and then gives you a report card of how the evening went.

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Related Topix: Kids, Life, Food, Pizza, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

18 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Teen births: Most are in the South and Southwest

More teens are having babies in the South and Southwest while the fewest are in the Northeast, according to new state-by-state breakdowns of federal data out Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Teenagers

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KBOI-AM Boise

Alleged School Massacre Plot in California Foiled

Two Southern California male teenagers were being held in juvenile hall Tuesday after an investigation by authorities using social media led authorities to suspect taht the two were allegedly in the early stages of a plot to commit a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.

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Related Topix: Teenagers, South Pasadena, CA

Philly.com

Fitness may boost kids' brainpower

Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds.

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Related Topix: Kids, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Standardized Testing, Education, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

DNA India

Two California youths accused of plotting high school shooting spree, arrested

A car bears the message "Pray for Reynolds 1999-2014" after the high school shooting on June 10, 2014, in Oregon, US.

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Related Topix: South Pasadena, CA, Teenagers

WFAA-TV Dallas

NYC woman pulls kids from Massachusetts reservoir

A New York City woman visiting her parents in Massachusetts is being hailed as a hero for rescuing two children strapped in a stroller after they had fallen into a reservoir.

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Crosswalk

What are You Drunk On? - Crosswalk the Devotional - August 19, 2014

And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" But others were mocking and saying, "They are full of sweet wine."

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Cybercast News Service

Rock-throwing that injured teacher goes to court

The husband of an Ohio middle school teacher was among those expected to testify Tuesday at a court hearing about a rock-dropping incident on a stretch of rural interstate in Pennsylvania last month that left the woman with severe head injuries.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Teenagers

WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Mara Wilson Recalls Robin Williams 'Was Different with Grown-Ups'

Mrs. Doubtfire star Mara Wilson was too devastated last week to talk about the death of her on-screen father, Robin Williams.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Drama Movies, What Dreams May Come, Animation Movies, Short, Aladdin, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Kids

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Co-workers take dim view of women who seek flex time

Women seeking a better work-life balance are less likely than men to be viewed positively by their colleagues, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Furman University, Greenville, SC

CNN

The tough transition to middle school

There is a reason why when people post pictures of themselves during their middle school years on Facebook for "Throw Back Thursday," we all stop and take notice.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Kids, Parenting

WTOC-TV Savannah

Doctors ID new ways to get more kids vaccinated

Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Kids, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Pediatrics, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Mumps

KTEN-TV Denison

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords, Kids

Key 103

Israel Blows Up Homes Of Teen ...

All three are suspected of murdering Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, both 16, who went missing on June 12. Israel launched a major operation in the West Bank in order to locate the teenagers - one of whom, Naftali, had American citizenship.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Palestinian Territories, Teenagers

Yahoo!

Israel destroys homes of Palestinians suspected of killing Israeli teens

Israeli troops on Monday demolished the homes of two Palestinians it suspects of the abduction and killing of three teenagers in the occupied West Bank in June, the army said.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Teenagers

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

The increases may partly reflect more awareness and recognition that conditions, including autism, require a specific diagnosis to receive special services, the researchers said.

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Related Topix: Kids, Charlottesville, VA

USA Today

Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise

Over the past decade, more parents reported that their children have a physical, neurodevelopmental or mental health disability, especially more socio-economically advantaged parents, a study finds.

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Related Topix: West Memphis, AR, ADHD, Health, Kids

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